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Technological Studies Department Head:

Mr. J. Scarcelli

Technological Studies Assistant Department Head:

Mr. J. Timofejew

Courses offered through Westmount Tech:

Grade 9: Exploring Technology (TIJ)

Students will have an opportunity to explore many different tech areas as they complete a series of rotations.

Course Projects: Catapult, Buzzer Maze, Home Design, Video Production, Rocketry, Game Programming, Custom Machined Pen, and more!

Potential Career Pathways: Everything! This is a great course for everyone to take, if even to develop some basic problem solving and design skills.

Communications Technology (TGJ) *

Students will complete an exciting range of projects such as video productions, digital sound editing, radio broadcasting, graphic design, and photography. Course Projects: Newscast Video, Radio Broadcast, Magazine, Multi-Media Promotion, Photography.

New this year, this course may be used to fulfill the major credit for the ICT SHSM.

Potential Career Pathways: Film production, Graphic Design, TV and Radio Broadcasting, Media, Photography

Construction Technology (TCJ)

Students will construct and evaluate projects using design instruments, machines and hand tools. The course focuses on cabinet making and furniture construction.

Course Projects: Shaker Table, Jewellery Box, Nightstand, Chair With Writing Desk, Muskoka Chairs

Potential Career Pathways: Interior Design, Construction Engineer, Carpenter, Cabinet Maker

Construction Technology—Home Repair (TCJ-H)

Students are exposed to various topics associated with the construction of a house. Through various hands-on assignments students will experience wall framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall and painting.

Course Projects: Wall Construction, Rough-in Electrical, Rough-in Plumbing, Drywall, Painting

Potential Career Pathways: Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber, Painter

Manufacturing Technology (TMJ)

Students will design and create projects using precision machining and measuring tools. Technologies such as welding, casting, and injection-moulding will also be explored.

Course Projects: Ballpeen Hammer, Pen Holder, Dice, Replica Naval Cannon, Working Gas Engine

Potential Career Pathways: Machinist, Tool and Die Maker, Millwright, Welder, Mechanical Engineer

Transportation Technology (TTJ)

Students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the transportation industry. Students complete relevant projects and learn service procedures in a fully-equipped shop setting.

Course Projects: Custom Audio Installation, Fastener Fabrication, Engine Rebuilding, Vehicle Maintenance Potential Career Pathways: Automotive Technician, Engineering, Auto Customization

Technological Design (TDJ)

Students will engage in Architectural Design problems using an Automated Design Program (ACAD) that will challenge their creative skills as well as their problem solving abilities. Students will also learn how a house is constructed and how all the different components work together.

Course Projects: Architectural Floor Plans, Elevations, Plot Plans, 3-D Perspective etc.

Potential Career Pathways: Engineering, Architecture, Construction

Computer Engineering and Robotics (TEJ) *

Students will take-apart and rebuild computers, installing and configuring operating systems. Students will also solve a variety of problems using electronics and robotics like navigating a maze, collecting data with sensors and competing in VEX robotics games.

New this year, this course may be used to fulfill the major credit for the ICT SHSM.

Course Projects: Robot Design and Construction, Computer Hardware Analysis, Electronic Circuits and Soldering

Potential Career Pathways: Engineering, Computer Repair, Evil Genius/Super Villain

Computer Information Science (ICS) *

Students are introduced to various computer science concepts: fundamental programming, functions of internal and external components, operating systems, networking, and application software. Students will look at web and app programming as well as game design.

New this year, this course may be used to fulfill the major credit for the ICT SHSM.

Course Projects: Basic and Advanced Programming, App Development, Game Design, Web Design

Potential Career Pathways: Computer Programmer,  Software Engineer, Game Designer, Web Designer

 

* This course may be used as a component of an ICT SHSM Major Credit requirement (TGJ, TEJ, ICS)

 

 

 

 

Updated on Monday, July 02, 2018.
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